Europe readies for solar storm risks
Europe launched its first space weather coordination centre Wednesday to raise the alarm for possible satellite-sizzling solar storms that also threaten astronauts in orbit, plane passengers and electricity ...
Review: I'm not charged by Ford's Focus Electric
I love the idea of electric cars. But I wasn't enamored with the Ford Focus Electric.
GPS technology improves weather forecasting
(Phys.org) -- The satellite-based Global Positioning System (GPS) technology that guides modern in-car navigation systems is now being used to improve weather forecasts.
Glove-friendly touchscreen goes on exhibit
Secure updates for navigation systems and company
At the push of a button by the driver, control units download the car manufacturer's new software -- such as enhanced map material for the navigation system. To ensure that this data channel is protected from hacker attack, ...
McAfee warns of hacker threat to autos
Cars made smarter with Internet technology are zooming into perilous hacker territory, according to a report by US computer security giant McAfee.
Pioneer previews integrated floating image display technology
AIDA 2.0 brings a full panel, plus some, location display to drivers (w/ video)
GPS not working? A shoe radar may help you find your way
(PhysOrg.com) -- The prevalence of global positioning system (GPS) devices in everything from cars to cell phones has almost made getting lost a thing of the past. But what do you do when your GPS isnt working? Researchers ...
Carnegie Mellon to develop autonomous capability for 'flying car'
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a 17-month, $988,000 contract to Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute to develop an autonomous flight system for the Transformer (TX) Program, which is exploring ...
Japan eyes 'mind-reading' devices, robots by 2020: report
Japan plans to develop "mind-reading" robots and consumer electronics that can be controlled by thought alone and hopes to market them within a decade, the Nikkei daily reported Thursday.
Sharp Introduces 1/3.7-Type, 320,000-Pixel CMOS Camera Unit for Vehicle Use
Sharp Corporation has developed and will introduce a CMOS camera unit designed for vehicle rearview monitoring systems. The 1/3.7-type RJ642A10000Q CMOS camera unit features a resolution of 320,000 pixels ...
MP3 co-creator wants to smarten-up dumb devices
A German electrical engineer who helped make MP3 players a reality has turned his attention to making "dumb devices" act smart.